The US Navy’s newest warship is designed to carry two huge guns that can hit targets 80 miles away – but although that may sound impressive, the Navy has now decided that the necessary ammunition is too expensive.

The Long Range Land-Attack Projectile (LRLAP) is a guided munition capable of hitting targets in “urban canyons of coastal cities with minimal collateral damage,” manufacturer Lockheed Martin said.

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Hopes faded on Monday that any of an estimated 100 people missing would be found alive after a landslide in northern Myanmar buried an encampment near a jade mine, and officials said it was still unclear how many people were living in the area.

Rescue workers had recovered 113 bodies when the search was suspended on Monday evening, Khin Kyaw, a local police officer, told Reuters. Two of the bodies recovered were women, he said.

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Beijing yesterday expressed concerns that the US Navy was reportedly preparing to send ships “within days” inside the 12 nautical-mile territorial zones China has claimed around its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said China had long made clear its position on the South China Sea.

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Having lived in the same flat for 16 years, a German woman is being forced to move out to make way for refugees, because building a new shelter is too expensive. The 51 year-old nurse, who has helped asylum seekers in the past, was shocked by the news.
Bettina Halbey, who lives alone in the small town of Nieheim, received a letter from her landlord and the local municipality at the start of September, Die Welt newspaper reported on Thursday.

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A Delaware family poisoned by pesticide while they were on vacation in the Virgin Islands will likely never recover from the illness that left three of them paralyzed, a top island official said this week.

Doctors have lost hope that Steve Esmond, 49, and his two young sons will ever return to normal after falling ill four months ago when they breathed in a highly toxic pesticide while staying at a $800-a-night rental villa at the luxury Sirenusa resort in Cruz Bay, St. John, Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp said.

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